About 1.54% of Williamson County voters turn out in first day of early voting

Early voting began June 29 for the July primary runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting began June 29 for the July primary runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting began June 29 for the July primary runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Correction: There are eight polling locations.

About 1.54% of Williamson County voters turned out on the first day of early voting for the Democratic primary runoff election June 29, according to Williamson County Elections Department data.

More than 1,240 Williamson County voters hit the polls, and more than 3,500 mail-in ballots were submitted, as were four limited provisions ballots, bringing the total to 4,816 ballots, data shows.

The election was moved from May due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, early voting is open from June 29 through July 10. Election day is July 14.

There are three Democratic runoff races in which Williamson County voters can cast their ballots: a congressional seat, a railroad commissioner and a U.S. Senate race.

During a June 30 Commissioners Court meeting, Elections Administrator Chris Davis informed the court that one of its previously planned locations would not operate this election due to the pandemic. The Cowan Creek Amenity Center informed the county elections department it would not host the elections for early voting or for election day, citing the coronavirus pandemic. The center is located in Sun City, an active senior living community, and it was decided that the center should stay closed as coronavirus case counts continue to climb, Davis said.

Davis said the center is one of the county’s busiest voting locations, but those living in the area can still cast ballots at the Georgetown Randall’s, located at 5721 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

The removal of this center leaves eight polling locations for voters. Williamson County residents can cast ballots at any location in the county.

Early voting hours are as follows.

  • June 29-July 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • July 5: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • July 6-10: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., except for the Williamson County Inner Loop Annex location, which will be open until 7 p.m.

By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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